United Way of Chattanooga

Softball Showdown Cancelled!
October 1st, 2015 12:19 PM

The Softball Showdown on Thursday, October 1 at 6 p.m. has been cancelled due to rain. 

The game WILL be rescheduled at a later date in October. 

United Way will send out the rain date as soon as a selection is made by the city and county teams. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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When kids need a little extra...
September 30th, 2015 11:50 AM

Equal Opportunities for Extraordinary Success

For children with learning disabilities, sometimes therapy alone isn’t enough, and it takes something extra to give those children equal opportunities for success.


  • During 2014, United Way’s Project Ready for School provided professional development to 114 teachers and directors in 10 early childhood programs.
  • 94% of Early Childhood Institute participating programs demonstrated strong or exemplary classroom environments in 2014. 

At only 4 years old, Thomas entered a United Way-funded early education program after having been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. “Sitting in circle time, for example, was something that he could not do,” his mother recounts. “And music time was just too much sensory input. His skin would crawl, and he would have fight or flight responses.” His previous daycare often suspended him simply because they did not know how to work with him.

Little Miss Mag, a United Way partner program that offers a preschool and daycare for full-time working parents, provided a better student to teacher ratio to make accommodations for Thomas’ unique learning needs. In just over a year, he has made incredible progress. “The biggest thing we’ve noticed is that Thomas has started to care about what other kids think about him and wants to be a part of group activities.” He just graduated pre-K and will start public school in the fall.

Every child deserves to be treated as an individual, and early education programs that are United Way partners and have staff who are graduates of United Way's Early Childhood Institute give students like Thomas the chance to be themselves while supporting hardworking families. 

Thomas and his mom

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Softball Showdown Oct. 1
September 24th, 2015 11:23 AM

Softball Showdown: City vs County

Come out to the Ballgame on Thursday, October 1 at 6 p.m.

See the Softball Showdown between the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County staff teams! The game will be held at the Summit Softball Complex on La Collina Way (between Ooltewah and Collegedale).

Tickets are $4 online - click button below; $5 cash at the gate. Kids 12 and under get in free. Concessions will be sold during the game.

All event proceeds benefit United Way. Call Chelsea Sadler at the City of Chattanooga at 423-643-7818 for more information.


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